Royal Observer Corps
Record added 27/4/2001
Post Name MELBOURNE
OS Grid Reference SK36492497
County Derbyshire
Date opened February 1961 and 1975
Date closed October 1968 and September 1991
Location On a low mound in an overground rectangular compound on the east side of Stanton Hill (A514) on the south side of a public footpath running east from the road.
Description LOCKED Having closed in 1968 the post was re-opened in 1975 following the closure of Etwall. The compound fencing survives along two sides, the other two sides being a hedge. All surface features remain intact with the green paint in good condition. There are three steps up to the access shaft. The hatch, which appears to be of an unusual 'local' design with raised hasps at one end and a different internal locking mechanism, is locked. Internally the post is clean but damp with many items remaining in place including instrument table, shelf, cupboard, WB1401 carrier receiver with WB1410 filter unit, Tele-Talk, BPI mount, 4 Jerry cans, 3 mattresses, battery box, two buckets, waste bin, fire blanket in its box, BT connection boxes and wiring, gasket for FSM probe dome, cleaning materials, first aid poster, light, papers, T-pot, kettle, dustpan and brush, bag of post keys, a pair of waterproof trousers, battery leads, plates, bowl, candle holder and a small splint. Since the inspection in 2000 the post has been badly vandalised. Two of the ventilation louvres have been smashed as has the instrument table. The Carrier receiver and its associated equipment have been removed. New padlocks were fitted in February 2003.
Remaining
Surface
Structures
None
Date of Visit 17.6.2000
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